Kindle Fire and Covenant Eyes

This article answers the most frequently asked questions about Covenant Eyes and the Kindle Fire tablet.


What does Covenant Eyes do on a Kindle Fire?

Due to both the limitations of the device and low member interest, support of the Covenant Eyes app for Kindle ended on May 21, 2020. There will be no more updates of this app and it will be removed from the Amazon Appstore. If you uninstall this app after it is removed from the Appstore, then you will not be able to reinstall it.

Screen Accountability™: Nothing, Covenant Eyes cannot collect screenshots on a Kindle Fire and cannot provide filtering. This is due to the limited capacity of the operating system (Fire OS).

Internet Accountability (our legacy service):

  • Only available to accounts created before March 5, 2019.
  • Covenant Eyes for Kindle will monitor the URLs (websites) that the device accesses, but it does not block any access/content.
  • Information gathered by the Covenant Eyes app for Kindle will be included in the member’s regular Internet Accountability report.
  • PLEASE NOTE: uninstalling the app will be final. Once the app is removed from the Amazon Appstore on May 21, 2020, then it will become impossible to reinstall the app.

What about using the Covenant Eyes® for Android™ app?

Some people think that our Android™ app will work on a Kindle, but the operating system of a Kindle is distinct from that of an Android phone or tablet. Amazon modifies an older Android system and relabels it as Fire OS. You may be able to install our Android app on a Kindle Fire (some people have), but the app will not run.

Using the Kindle’s Parental Controls

Open the Settings app to enable this feature. You will create a PIN and can lock down some purchase and content settings on the tablet.

  1. Open the Settings app directly, or swipe down from the top of the screen and tap the “Settings” icon.
  2. Tap “Parental Controls.”
  3. Tap the toggle switch next to Parental Controls.
  4. Create a password and, if asked, confirm it.
  5. After you enable Parental Controls, a lock icon will appear at the top of the screen. You’ll also see several settings that you can tailor to your situation, before exiting the Settings app.

What else can I do?

Ultimately the decision is up to you, but here are some options:

  1. Harness the technology of Screen Accountability™ by purchasing an Android tablet, or an iPad®, and installing Covenant Eyes.
  2. Set up house rules for technology.
    Internet devices should remain in public spaces, like the family room. Overnight charging can happen in the same space.
  3. Control the wifi signal in your home.
    Most routers can be set to use a specific connection to the internet, and some connections automatically filter out explicit content. Two industry leaders offer this for free and have good set-up guides – CleanBrowsing and OpenDNS. You can use one of those services to clean up the content coming to your Kindle. But, be aware that other devices using Covenant Eyes Blocking may run into conflicts with the filter on the router.

If you have other questions, please contact us. Our Member Care team is ready to serve you!


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